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"Snake Pit!" was the second short story in the TOS anthology The New Voyages 2 in 1978. It was written by Connie Faddis, who also wrote "Marginal Existence" for the collection.


The Enterprise intervenes in a conflict between the Hualans and a Federation outpost.



Christine ChapelPavel ChekovIrvin DomberwickyGehresJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySpock
Referenced only
AndreaDevilGodRoger KorbyMontgomery Scott

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • power-raft


Vestalan (Vestalan botanical collections station)
Referenced only

Races and cultures

AndroidHualanHuman (Anasazi) • Vulcan

States and organizations

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification

air coolerscommunicatorhyposprayinfirmaryintercomknifelaboratorymedikitmedscannerphaserprobescalpelsensorsociologysocioanthropologytransportertricorderturbolift

Ranks and titles

administratoranthropologistcaptaincommanderdemondoctorensigngoddessguardhigh priestlieutenant commandernursesociologist

Other references

animalbeambloodcivilizationcoatlcoatl venomdartdaydemonDerivative 249duckeggemblemfire'gav treegoatgoldgravityhourislandkivamechtometalminutemusicoceanphaserpon farrradioreligionsandshore-shrimpsicklesnakeStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)stonestunnertreeuniformvenomyarrow stickyear


Publication history

January 1978
First published by Bantam Books. (ISBN 0-553-11392-5)
February 2000
13th printing by Bantam Spectra. (ISBN 0-553-27933-5)



  • This story was originally printed with illustrations in the fanzines Universal Transmitter #1 in 1975 and Rigel #3 in 1977.
  • A parenthetical comment noted that Chapel's history with Roger Korby as described in the story was based on information presented by Majel Barrett at the New York Star Trek Convention in 1975.


  • Korby was spelled Corby.

Related stories


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Previous story:
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
Next story:
The Patient Parasites
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first story
Stories by:
Connie Faddis
Next story:
Marginal Existence
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Face on the Barroom Floor
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Book of Fulfillment
Previous Adventure:
The Face on the Barroom Floor
Pocket Next Adventure:
Book of Fulfillment

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